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A Recent Example Of Collaboration

I was recently contacted by an attorney colleague in Miami whose client suffered a work injury. Our mutual client was paid as an independent contractor, which made it more difficult for my colleague to obtain her workers’ compensation benefits. In speaking with the client and analyzing her pay records, we realized that she was working… Continue Reading A Recent Example Of Collaboration

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FairLaw Firm Boosts Value of Workers’ Compensation Claims By Increasing Wages

The FairLaw Firm Helps to Boost the Value of Workers’ Compensation Claims by Increasing Wages Earned I practice wage, hour, and overtime law in Miami – not workers’ compensation. But, I work closely with workers’ compensation attorneys to assist their clients in recovering all of the wages they earned. I have come to understand that… Continue Reading FairLaw Firm Boosts Value of Workers’ Compensation Claims By Increasing Wages

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Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?

Should Unpaid Overtime Claimants Be Concerned About Retaliation I am often asked whether employees who bring claims for unpaid overtime are protected from retaliation by their employers. The answer, of course, is yes. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), at 29 U.S.C. §215(a)(3), protects employees from being retaliated against for bringing a claim against their… Continue Reading Are Unpaid Overtime Claims Protected From Retaliation?

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FLSA Defendants Identified Several Fatal Flaws – And Won On Each Defense Asserted

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an “unpublished” opinion involving the “companionship services exemption” found at 29 U.S.C. §214(a)(15) and the “economic reality” of who actually employed an elderly caregiver who worked around 105 hours a week. Rodriguez v. Jones Boat Yard, Inc. and Victor Bared, Case No.: 10-15326, July 26, 2011. In… Continue Reading FLSA Defendants Identified Several Fatal Flaws – And Won On Each Defense Asserted